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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 5, 2008 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

One of the prettier places in the country. If you haven't been, whether for music or just to get away, this place is a must. The winter scene is excellent with the amazing skiing, but I prefer the warmer months (also easier to get lodging and a little less expensive). There is also some excellent camping in the area well off the beaten path for those so inclined. And if you've got the proper 4 wheel drive vehicle, the trail up and over Black Bear Pass will give you the most spectacular view of Telluride from high above it by Angel Falls. Damn, now I want to go back again.

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Poster: acetboy Date: Mar 5, 2008 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

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This post was modified by acetboy on 2008-05-29 21:55:32

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 5, 2008 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

Correct, well pointed out. Don't want any mishaps. I last drove the trail in a '74 GMC on September 11, 2001. Yep. We had been camping in the backwoods outside of Ouray for a few days and had heard nothing. We got into Telluride about 3 in the afternoon MST. We entered the nearest bar for a beer and some food, noticed everyone staring at the TV's above the bar. When we looked up, we all thought it was some twisted ad for a new movie. Really, really bad ending to a great trip.

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Poster: acetboy Date: Mar 5, 2008 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 5, 2008 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

We actually had to extend our stay in the hills because half of our crew had flown in for the trip and weren't able to get flights back home for a few days. I am kind of grateful for that.

And big wuss? No worries, hell, no such thing as a big wuss coming down those switchbacks, let alone doing it again.

Aerial view: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/recreation/4_wheel/blackbear/black_bear_switchbacks.jpg

View coming down from the top looking at Telluride at the bottom:
http://www.pangaea-expeditions.com/images/CamelTelluride.jpg

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 5, 2008 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Telluride does it right (non-Dead but musically related)

Nice touch, sdh. I love Telluride. My last time there was '86, as a free-lance contract video engineer. It was the best gig I ever had. I worked backstage all weekend, for pretty decent pay too. I've spent most of my time since '79 living in Colorado. I'm in Fort Collins now. I recommend trying out Pikes Peak on your way in, or on your way back. Just to put a fork in it. Take the Cog Railway to the summit -- one way -- and hike back down to Manitou Springs. Barr Trail is 12.6 miles from summit to Cog Railway station. If you take the last train of the day, it will be dark before you hike all the way back down. This gives you a bird's eye view of city lights below from Manitou and Colorado Springs.